By Jesse Pearlman Karlsberg
Recent activity: Mon, Oct 28: added an mp3 titled 'Camp Fasola, 2007', for Hamrick.
|Tune Name||Year||Type||Files||First Line|
|Newton. C.M.||2009||Fuging Tune||PDF, MP3||In vain I trace creation o'er|
|Sweetest Joys. C.P.M.||2012||Folk Hymn||Say, mighty Love, and teach my song,|
|Compassion. S.M.||2007-9||Fuging Tune||PDF, MP3||What is it keeps me back,|
|Auburndale. C.M.D.||2009||Fuging Tune||PDF, MP3||O for a thousand tongues to sing|
|Anniston. L.M.||2013||Plain Tune||PDF, MP3||Sweet is the day of sacred rest,|
|Farewell Brethren. C.M.||2010||Plain Tune||PDF, MP3||Brethren, I bid you all farewell,|
|Hamrick. 7s.||2006-7||Plain Tune||PDF, MP3s: 1, 2||Lord, I would be as Thou art;|
|Dearborn. S.P.M.||2008||Fuging Tune||PDF, MP3||When men of mischief rise|
|Middletown. L.M.D.||2008||Fuging Tune||Broad is the road that leads to death|
|A Glimpse of Thee. L.M.||2009||Fuging Tune||PDF, MP3||Lord, what a heav'n of saving grace|
|Ceresa. C.P.M.||2010||Fuging Tune||PDF, MP3||Thou God of harmony and love,|
|Akerman. L.P.M.||2012||Fuging Tune||Where'er he spreads his beams abroad,|
|Clinton. C.M.||2010||Fuging Tune||Let every mortal ear attend,|
|Home in Heaven. 7s.||2007||Folk Hymn||PDF, MP3||Though the world may me disown,|
|Carradoc Plains. 11s & 8s.||2013||Plain Tune||Ye objects of sense and enjoyments of time,|
|Worship. 8s & 7s.||2009||Camp Meeting Tune||PDF, MP3s: 1, 2||Brethren, we have met to worship,|
|Aaron's Beard.||2012||Anthem||Behold, how good and how pleasant it is|
|Heavenly Choir. 10s & 11s.||2010||Part Song||PDF, MP3||Ye heavenly choir, assist me to sing,|
|Carroll. 11s.||2011||Plain Tune||Dear God my protector my father and friend,|
|Saint's Reward. L.P.M.||2008||Fuging Tune||PDF, MP3||For ever blessed be the Lord,|
|Prayer of Faith. S.M.||2007||Fuging Tune||Hungry, and faint, and poor|
|Latham. C.M.||2009||Plain Tune||PDF, MP3||Not from the dust affliction grows,|
|Choccolocco. L.M.||2009||Fuging Tune||PDF, MP3||I am a stranger here below,|
|Valley Grove. S.M.||2008||Fuging Tune||And am I born to die?|
|Cambridge. C.M.||2010||Fuging Tune||Eternal Sun of righteousness,|
|Błazej. S.M.||2008||Part Song||My Maker and my King,|
|Wilscot. S.M.||2008||Fuging Tune||PDF, MP3||Blest are the sons of peace,|
|Macon. C.M.D.||2007-8||Folk Hymn||PDF, MP3||Dear friends, farewell, I do you tell|
|Eagle Lake. 8s & 7s.||2009||Folk Hymn||PDF, MP3||Dark and thorny is the desert|
|Douglasville. C.M.D.||2008||Fuging Tune||Eternal Sun of righteousness,|
|Averill Park. C.M.D.||2009||Camp Meeting Tune||PDF, MP3||Oh weep not for the joys that fade|
|Boston. L.M.D.||2010||Fuging Tune||No more I ask, or hope to find,|
|Everlasting. C.M.D.||2009||Fuging Tune||PDF, MP3||"Wise, just, and righteous are thy ways;"|
I have been composing music in the style of the Sacred Harp since 2003. I have learned about writing music from Raymond C. Hamrick, P. Dan Brittain, and Neely Bruce as well as from my fellow tune writers from the Northeastern United States: Aldo Ceresa, Allison Blake Steel, Gregory Mulkern, Lauren Bock, and Justin Levi, among others. My tunes "Hamrick," "Newton," and "Clinton" are included in the Northern Harmony (Fifth Edition, 2012). Another tune of mine, "A Glimpse of Thee," is included in The Sacred Harp (Revised Cooper Edition, 2012) with an alternate text under the name "National Blessings." Two more songs, "Douglasville" and "Wilscot" are included in The Shenandoah Harmony (2013). Four songs of mine are included in issues of The Trumpet.
The Sacred Harp itself, and the experience of singing from it, have been major forces shaping my approach to tune-writing. I am particularly fond of the tunes in our book by Stephen Jenks, William Walker, E. J. King, J. P. Rees, Sarah Lancaster, T. J. Denson, A. M. Cagle, and Raymond C. Hamrick.
Along with Aldo Ceresa, Allison Blake Steel, and other singer-composers, I’ve helped organize gatherings where composers active in the Sacred Harp tradition meet to sing and discuss each others music in the context of trying to better understand this tradition. Since 2006, I've attended and helped organize such gatherings at singings and singing schools in Alabama, California, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Poland.
I would appreciate any feedback about these tunes. Please feel free to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.